I have read on the BYC forum that you can feed your chooks some corn in the evening to help keep them a bit warmer at night by generating some internal heat. I am curious about this and would like to learn a bit more, can anyone give me some information on this? Why would this work, something to do with the corn digesting? How much of a ration should I be giving to provide warmth, but not effect the health of the chicken or laying? I picked up a bag of basic crushed corn this weekend, and my girls really aren’t too stoked about it. I figured there would be a feeding frenzy - but, it was more like a meh,what the heck is this, where’s my sunflower seeds (their morning treat)!! Spoiled chickens. I assume feeding a bit of corn is pretty basic, but is there a specific type, for example crushed or whole, that they prefer?